The Story of the Schooner Algonquin
In 1843 a town meeting was held and the town now known as Algonquin changed its name from Cornish Ferry to Osceola. But it was discovered another town in Illinois had chosen its name as Osceola before Algoqnuin petitioned the courts. The name of the town was left to Mr. Edwards, largest land owner to name the town. Mr. Edwards suggested Algonquin which was the name of the the boat he part owner or worked on board as a sailor. The schooner Algonquin was named after the Indian Confederation and built in Ohio but became a famous schooner of Lake Superior in 1840's.
Schooner Algonquin - Its History